World Ocean Day

Today we celebrate World Ocean Day!  As many of you know, we've made our home right along the central coast of California. Every day we wake up to the sea gulls, sea lions, harbor seals, and pelicans. During certain months of the year, whales stop by on their migration routes. On most days, I wake up... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Camping ~1923

When you head toward the woods, good coffee must go along. Every camper knows that. Life in the open lacks zest without good coffee. Lots of other things may be left out of the duffel, for lightness; but good coffee always is included. Man alive, it's important!

WWII Shredded Wheat ~1942

We Wives Are In The War. This is such a great find. Had to share. It's up to us to feed our loved ones nutritious food. "Every day a whole grain food," say Uncle Sam's Nutritional Authorities. And in delicious Nabisco Shredded Wheat you get all of whole wheat's energy. It is also a good... Continue Reading →

Meringues ~1922

Meringue Cookie Time! Let's say you've made a delicious pudding or custard from scratch that called for 5 egg yolks. What do you do with all of those egg whites? Ingredients: 5 egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup sugar Beat eggs and cream of tartar together until foaming, slowly... Continue Reading →

Ginger Wine Recipe ~1770

How to Make Ginger Wine. Today's post is an update on the ginger wine project started back in January. Backstory: Ginger wine is traditionally made from ginger and raisins and first appeared in Britain in the 1740s. The wine can be fortified with brandy or cognac, or even diluted with lemonade. An interesting historical note:... Continue Reading →

Modern Mode of Serving Meat Dishes ~1880

Mrs. Beeton Serving Meat Prints. These four pages are taken from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. The book includes several colored pages of illustrations throughout, which were a huge selling point. Other than the holidays, I know I really don't plate our everyday meals, it's just not practical. The thought, however, has a formal... Continue Reading →

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